Fuff

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t. & i Fuff To puff.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • fuff To puff.
    • fuff To puff; whiff.
    • n fuff A puff; a whiff.
    • n fuff The spitting of a cat.
    • n fuff A burst of passion; a fume.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fuff fuf (Scot.) a puff: the spitting of a cat: a burst of anger
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Of imitative origin. Cf. Puff

Usage

In literature:

And with that the man laughed too, and with the fuff of his laughter the candle went out.
"Fables" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The causelessness of all this fuff stirred my own bile.
"David Balfour, Second Part" by Robert Louis Stevenson
With a ferocious caterwaul and fuff the creature sprang down the shrouds on the opposite side as if it had been born and bred a sailor.
"The Lonely Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
The exiles, Fuff, Minor, and Pik, were shot dead on the spot.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt
The breath o' a fause friend's waur than the fuff o' a weasel.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
And with that the man laughed too, and with the fuff of his laughter the candle went out.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The causelessness of all this fuff stirred my own bile.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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